09 Jul 2018
India Aviation Industry Newsletter 9 July
AAI to set up Civil Aviation Research Organization at Begumpet Airport
State-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) said that it will set up a Civil Aviation Research Organization (CARO) aimed at "finding indigenous solutions" to meet the challenges posed by the growing air traffic. According to AAI, CARO will be set up at Begumpet Airport, Hyderabad.
India preparing comprehensive aviation plan for 2035: Union Minister Suresh Prabhu
Terming the creation of infrastructure a big challenge, Civil Aviation Minister Suresh Prabhu said this weekend that India will need at least 1,000 planes in the next few years as it prepares a comprehensive and integrated plan for 2035 to boost the sector. "To create infrastructure for aviation is a big challenge and we, therefore, are preparing a comprehensive and integrated plan for 2035.... Aviation is one of the sectors that can play a leadership role in the world."
India traffic growth shows no signs of slowdown; domestic demand outpacing international links
The number of international passengers passing through Indian airports has more than doubled over the past decade. In FY08/09, 31.58 million international passengers were handled. By FY17/18 this had grown to 65.48 million, representing a growth rate of 107%. International traffic grew consistently during this period with no year-on-year cuts in any of the 10 financial reporting periods. The strongest 12 months for growth was FY17/18, with passenger numbers up by 10% compared to FY16/17. The smallest increase over the period came in FY12/13 with traffic growing by 5.5%.
IndiGo to start daily flights from Gorakhpur to Delhi
IndiGo (InterGlobe Aviation Ltd) will start daily non-stop flights from Gorakhpur to New Delhi from 1st September operating daily with Airbus A320 aircraft. Gorakhpur will IndiGo’s 57th destination.
MoEFCC sets noise standards for airports in India
the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) has issued a notification setting noise standards for all airports across India.The limits, however, exclude defence aircraft, and those that are landing and taking-off. The rules state that busy airports — a civil airport with more than 50,000 aircraft movements per year (take-off or a landing) – should not exceed noise levels beyond 75 dB(A) Leq (decibels) during the day time (6am to 10pm) and 65 dBA during the night (10pm to 6am). All other airports — an airport having more than 15,000 but less than 50,000 movements annually — should not exceed levels beyond 65 dBA during the day and 60 dBA during the night.
Uzbekistan to issue electronic visas to Indians
Uzbekistan will start issuing electronic visas to citizens of 51 countries, including India, from July 15. The single-entry visas will be issued for a period of 30 days and will be valid for 90 days from the date of issuance. The visa will be sent to the e-mail address of the applicant as submitted when applying through the official web portal. The portal provides information on the visa status on the basis of a unique identification number.
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